Communities in Senate District 9 will receive more than $4.9 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen).

The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 9, the following communities received grants:

  • Bourbon received $265,455;
  • Bremen received $382,470;
  • Kosciusko County received $806,933;
  • Lakeville received $89,992.50;
  • Milford received $256,705.49;
  • Nappanee received $1 million;
  • Pierceton received $156,888.75;
  • Wakarusa received $485,054.25;
  • South Bend received $523,612.77; and
  • Mishawaka received $975,180.35.

“This grant program is a great way for local communities to improve their infrastructure and ensure the safety of motorists throughout Indiana,” Mishler said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact these grants will have in my district.”

Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million annually when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations fewer than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations fewer than 10,000 receive a 75%/25% match, while counties with populations of greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.

The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in early 2022.

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, click here.